Fremont Baptist Church has a long history of mission giving.
Today that giving focuses on our immediate community and on the world outside
our area. Let me cite some examples of our local mission giving:
Each June we participate in the Fremont
Street Fair by erecting our “Orange Booth” and offering coffee or lemonade to fair-goers. We also rent our space in our parking lot during the fair.
One hundred percent of the money donated at the booth or taken in at the
parking lot is donated directly to our local food bank.
On the first Sunday of each month we collect
a benevolence offering that helps those in the church who need a little help to get by. We donate
food items for the food bank or those in need who come to our door for help. We collect food items for Family Works Food Bank. We have hosted many outside groups, including church congregations, and 12 step groups. We have a Cooperative Preschool/Kindergarten that lives in our church during the school year. We also hosted Community Dinners as well as years and years of being a polling place for Voting. Missionary Sarah Nash Matos was home asking for people to make masks for Wheaton College. The College offered International Ministries if they supplied 10,000 masks for the students, Wheaton College would pay International Ministries $10,000 for them to use in their missions. Sarah was successful and we are pleased to have helped her with homemade masks. They collected 10,030. We pray that the students are all staying well. Back-to-School supplies are collected at the beginning
of each school year and donated to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place Shelter for Mothers and children. When the hungry or cold folk come to our door, we offer them food items, water, socks, hand warmers, space blankets, hats and gloves. We just finished our second annual Sock Drive for our street folk. Last year 110 pair of socks were given, this year we collected 142 pair and distributed them to Operation Night Watch in downtown Seattle. We will continue to collect them for the winter. Always a need. We collected Christmas goods and presents for the Hope Place Children and their Mothers for the third year. Under the late Mabel Brockhoff's direction, we, as a church, responded to Church World
Service by packaging hygiene kits as part of a worship service. We now make them for needs in our own community. On a broader scale, we support our American Baptist Association and local Evergreen Baptist Association, as well as the four
traditional American Baptist offerings that include:
April- America for Christ
We are just a small congregation, but our big, giving hearts are steadfast in helping others. We are thrilled to be able to bless others. I'm so proud of our very generous church family. Moderator of Fremont Baptist Church